When it comes to RAM, Crucial is one of the few companies that manufacturer engineers their own chips, mount them on a DIMM, package them, and sell them straight to the consumer. Through their vertically integrated process Crucial can be at the bleeding edge of technology and deliver phenomenal performance at a at exceedingly low price point, a win-win for consumers and enthusiasts. DDR4 was recently introduced to the market with the advent of the X99 platform for the enthusiast grade Haswell-E chips, it is no surprise that Crucial was one of the first companies to have DDR4 on the market with other big names following and many actually using rebranded Micron, Crucial’s in house manufacturer.
Today we are taking a look at the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 16GB kit. The Crucial Ballistix Sport is designed for performance enthusiasts and anyone who simply wants to get more out of their system. With Micron’s 35 years of experience in the DDR memory market there is no doubt in my mind that the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 can deliver a high level of reliability and performance at a current price of $230. It is important to note that DDR4 is still rather new and manufacturing is just ramping up across all areas of the world, once we more adoption of DDR4 technology with processor technology and their respective chipset we should begin to see a massive decrease in DDR4 price across all brands, for now the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 remains one of the cheapest. With the brand new DDR4 architecture speed-hungry early adopters of the X99 chipset we see RAM manufacturers needing to meet high expectations in pricing and performance. We will be looking to see if the Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4-2400 quad channel kit can overclock and perform and how it stands against last year’s top enthusiast build’s performance.
- Insane Overclocking Capabilities
- Low Price When Compared to Other Kits
- Crucial Reliability and Performance
- Low Profile Heat-Sink may Deter Some Users